WHAT PROGRAMS YOUR SPONSORSHIP CAN SUPPORT THIS YEAR
We are counting on your support in maintaining the following programs this year
For the past 4 years, our students have been trained as Red Cross certified Instructors of CPR and First Aid. We have added STOP THE BLEED to empower our students to teach their peers how to save a life in the setting of trauma that is all to familiar in the communities from which our students come. Our students have become ambassadors of nonviolence and not only carry the message of nonviolence to youth at elementary and high schools, community centers and churches FREE OF CHARGE but they also teach their peers CPR, First Aid and now, STOP THE BLEED. To train our students, purchase supplies and to teach and certify students throughout the city incurs a significant cost. It is our goal to train 10 additional student instructors, half of which will be bilingual, and to expand our outreach so that students, as part of their service commitment are teaching classes at least twice monthly in the communities from which they come.
HOW TO SPONSOR
In their own words...
Testimonies from our scholars and their time with the foundation
“…She built me up to the point that I was actually confident enough to apply. In the end, all of the schools I applied to, I was accepted into. I actually would have never thought that was possible without her help.”
Today she is Captain Valynn Antoine
- An emergency medicine resident in Georgia
“My mentor always provided a listening ear and sound advice. The older I get, I find that genuine mentorship is difficult to come by. She is truly a gem...for the I Am Abel Foundation.”
Medical Student at
St. George University
“I sought a mentor who looked like me and could relate to me. My mentor met me at my lowest possible point along my journey when had all but given up and no longer thought it would be possible for me to become a physician. But with her encouragement along with other mentors and my village, I am now graduating from Rosalind Franklin Medical School in May and hope to match in Surgery.”
Resident at Northwestern University in Family Medicine
“I can’t thank the foundation enough. My mentor is truly amazing and is more like a second mother to me. She and my writing and interviewing coach really boosted my confidence and made sure I was prepared for my scholarship interviews and essays. I feel so blessed to have them as my support system and to have them rooting for me. Its extremely comforting and I’m beyond grateful. Dr. Conway’s number one message that I promise to fulfill as a doctor is that I will always remember to “leave a wedge in a door for others to follow.”
Undergraduate Student at
BE A PART OF OUR FAMILY
Whatever your reason for donating and however you choose to make your donation, we are grateful for your support!
Our community partners have donated gifts or given financial or structural support valued from $1,000 - $10,000 and more.
Please help us celebrate our cherished sponsors
Rush University Medical Center
Loyola Stritch Medical Center
Blue Cross Blue Shield Illinois
Digestive Health Foundation
Gift Of Hope
Saul Weiner, MD
David Ansell, MD
Noosh Salvador, MD
Midwest Legacy Group
United Methodist Foundation
M. R. Bauer Foundation
As a recognized 501c3 non-profit organization, your donations are fully tax deductible. These donations will fund our programs which meet over 40 weekends annually and include many additional experiences including academic advising, medical missions, volunteering opportunities, studies abroad, College Corner (ACT Prep, Personal statement writing, mock interviewing, personalized tutoring), MedSchool University Prep and much more.
The mission of I Am Abel Foundation is not only medicine and research but humanitarian service. Pictured here are our mentees and parents volunteering and packing food for hungry children across the world.
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I Am Abel Foundation today!